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Hopkins and Thurman Ring Some Bells as They Win Respective Bouts in Contrasting Styles

by on Mar.11, 2013, under Boxing News

By Juan C. Ayllon


Tavoris Cloud, at left, and Bernard Hopkins exchange blow up close (photo courtesy of

Tavoris Cloud, at left, and Bernard Hopkins exchange blow up close (photo courtesy of

BROOKLYN, NY – If Bernard Hopkins would have just stood still so he could hit him squarely and often, Tavoris Cloud might still be champ. 

However, like a kid making the move to little league from T-ball – where the baseball sits atop a tee for the batter to hit – Cloud took on a challenge at a whole new level on March 9th at the Barclays Center.     (continue reading…)

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Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman Looks to Make It an Early Night on Saturday

by on Mar.08, 2013, under Boxing News

By Juan C. Ayllon

Keith Thurman (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Keith Thurman (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)


CLEARWATER, FL – It was November 24, 2012. The savagery began with a single, thudding left hook to the ribs that nearly ended it in the first round and terminated with a walloping right to the head in the fourth. Lead-fisted Keith Thurman had won the NABO junior middleweight title by halting the dangerous former WBO welterweight champion Carlos Quintana in four.


A native of Clearwater, Florida, Thurman is trained by Dan Birmingham (whose résumé includes former world champs Jeff Lacy and Ronald “Winky” Wright) and managed by Al Haymon. At 19-0 with 18 knockouts, the 2008 Olympic trials silver medalist won The Ring magazine’s “Prospect of the Year” award in 2012. (continue reading…)

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Undefeated Welterweight Keith Thurman to Face Former World Champion Jan Zaveck on March 9 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn Live on HBO World Championship Boxing

by on Feb.13, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases


BROOKLYN, NY, February 12 — The co-main event to the Bernard Hopkins vs. Tavoris Cloud IBF Light Heavyweight World Championship on Saturday, March 9 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn is set as undefeated Florida knockout artist Keith “One Time” Thurman and former World Champion Jan “Mr. Sympathicus” Zaveck will do battle in a 12-round bout for Zaveck’s WBO Intercontinental Welterweight Championship, which will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.


“I’ve been patiently waiting for my time,” said Thurman.  “That time is March 9 and I’m going to go through Zaveck and then get my title shot.  This is my year, no question about it and I’m going to let the world know it.” (continue reading…)

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Rising Featherweight Star Gary Russell Jr. Makes HBO Debut on September 3

by on Sep.02, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Former Olympian to Mexico’s Leonilo Miranda on Berto-Zaveck Undercard

LOS ANGELES, CA, September 1 , 2011 – The time has come for Gary Russell Jr., a member of the 2008 United States Olympic team and an undefeated professional who has sent 17 opponents crashing to defeat. The 23-year-old phenom will hit HBO airwaves for the first time on Saturday, September 3 when he squares off against Mexican knockout artist Leonilo Miranda in the co-featured bout on the Andre Berto vs. Jan Zaveck Boxing After Dark card at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.

The eight-round featherweight bout is a significant crossroads event for the Maryland southpaw who will be tested by the hard-hitting Miranda, who has won two of his last three bouts and will look to continue his streak upwards against the blue chip prospect. (continue reading…)

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